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  • Title: The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
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    The Passionate Pilgrim (Octavo, 1599)

    IF Musicke and sweet Poetrie agree,
    As they must needs (the Sister and the brother)
    105Then must the loue be great twixt thee and me,
    Because thou lou'st the one, and I the other.
    Dowland to thee is deere, whose heauenly tuch
    Vpon the Lute, dooth rauish humane sense,
    Spenser to me, whose deepe Conceit is such,
    110As passing all conceit, needs no defence.
    Thou lou'st to heare the sweet melodious sound,
    That Phoebus Lute (the Queene of Musicke) makes:
    And I in deepe Delight am chiefly drownd,
    When as himselfe to singing he betakes.
    115 One God is God of both (as Poets faine)
    One Knight loues Both, and both in thee remaine.